January 11, 2018 9
2018 is shaping up to be a corker for elections around the world, with ten in particular worth keeping an eye on, writes Charles Richardson.
November 27, 2017 17
Without a candidate of their own, Liberal voters turned up to contribute to the Greens swing in Northcote writes Charles Richardson.
June 30, 2017 28
If you were serious about "regime change" to promote democracy in the Middle East, you would start with Saudi Arabia, not Iran.
May 17, 2017 7
France's new President is playing a delicate game of balancing between centre-left and centre-right, but seems to know what he is doing.
March 30, 2017 12
According to David Marr, Hanson "is manageable, but we are not managing her".
January 25, 2017 15
International policy realists have something important to say about Russia that is quite independent of Trump's fondness for Vladimir Putin.
January 11, 2017 2
Populist parties love to represent themselves as rule-breaking mavericks. But wherever they win office, they find themselves invariably having to work with established actors in order to get anything done.
December 23, 2016 4
It was a crowded field this year.
December 15, 2016 3
Yes, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by quite a large margin. But recounts in disputed states are not going to make the difference.
December 6, 2016 5
Like many other signs this year, particularly last month's US election, these twin events warn of a rising tide of xenophobic right-wing populism.
November 21, 2016
Nicolas Sarkozy was the most Donald Trump-like candidate for France's Republican party, but voters were having none of it.
June 23, 2016 1
A fortnight ago, the polls had shifted to mostly showing a narrow majority for "leave". Since then, there appears to have been a movement back.
June 16, 2016 8
Labor and the Coalition are both running scare campaigns over the Greens bogeyman. But there's a way for the progressive parties to get along instead.
June 6, 2016 2
Shorten touched on Trump, but generally speaking both sides have avoided talk of foreign policy so far this campaign.
May 27, 2016 7
Donald Trump will be the Republican standard-bearer, but that does not mean he will be the next president.
April 26, 2016 12
The Tony Abbott loyalists will exploit any issue, economic or otherwise, to turn the centre of the party against him.
April 19, 2016 19
Party posturing over preference deals is much more often about ideology than tactics.
February 26, 2016 8
If Europe can figure out how to resettle millions of refugees, why can't we?
January 22, 2016 5
Pressure is mounting on British PM David Cameron to pull Britain's involvement in the European Union.
December 23, 2015 7
Just about everyone this year voted to kick this mob out.